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Wound drainage after axillary dissection for carcinoma of the breast

  1. David R Thomson1,*,
  2. Hazim Sadideen2,
  3. Dominic Furniss3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Breast Cancer Group

Published Online: 20 OCT 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 22 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006823.pub2


How to Cite

Thomson DR, Sadideen H, Furniss D. Wound drainage after axillary dissection for carcinoma of the breast. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD006823. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006823.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK

  2. 2

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

  3. 3

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK

*David R Thomson, Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Medical Sciences Division, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital., Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 9DU, UK. davidthomson134@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 20 OCT 2013

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References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Cameron 1988 {published data only}
Classe 2006 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
  • Classe JM, Berchery D, Campion L, Pioud R, Dravet F, Robard S. Randomized clinical trial comparing axillary padding with closed suction drainage for the axillary wound after lymphadenectomy for breast cancer. British Journal of Surgery 2006;93(7):820-4. [PUBMED: 16775817]
Jain 2004 {published and unpublished data}
  • Jain PK, Sowdi R, Anderson AD, MacFie J. Randomized clinical trial investigating the use of drains and fibrin sealant following surgery for breast cancer. British Journal of Surgery 2004;91(1):54-60. [PUBMED: 14716794]
Purushotham 2002 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
  • Purushotham AD, McLatchie E, Young D, George WD, Stallard S, Doughty J, et al. Randomized clinical trial of no wound drains and early discharge in the treatment of women with breast cancer. British Journal of Surgery 2002;89(3):286-92. [PUBMED: 11872051]
Somers 1992 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
  • Somers RG, Jablon LK, Kaplan MJ, Sandler GL, Rosenblatt NK. The use of closed suction drainage after lumpectomy and axillary node dissection for breast cancer. A prospective randomized trial. Annals of Surgery 1992;215(2):146-9. [PUBMED: 1546900]
Soon 2005 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
Zavotksy 1998 {published and unpublished data}
  • Zavotsky J, Jones RC, Brennan MB, Giuliano AE. Evaluation of axillary lymphadenectomy without axillary drainage for patients undergoing breast-conserving therapy. Annals of Surgical Oncology 1998;5(3):227-31. [PUBMED: 9607623]

References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Garbay 2012 {published data only}
  • Garbay JR, Thoury A, Moinon E, Cavalcanti A, Palma MD, Karsenti G, et al. Axillary padding without drainage after axillary lymphadenectomy—a prospective study of 299 patients with early breast cancer. Breast Care (Basel) 2012;7(3):231-5. [PUBMED: 22872798]
Talbot 2002 {published data only}
Warren 1994 {published data only}
  • Warren HW, Griffith CD, McLean L, Angerson WJ, Kaye B, McElroy M. Should breast biopsy cavities be drained?. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 1994;76(1):39-41. [PUBMED: 8117018]
Wheeler 1976 {published data only}

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